Protection & Endpoints

Learn how to manage endpoints.

1 - What is an endpoint?

An endpoint has 3 properties:

  • source: to know the origin of the traffic coming on the endpoint
  • type: useful to split different parts of your website and/or mobile app
  • name: a name of your choice to analyze it through the dashboard

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Fine-grained protection

DataDome uses the source and type parameters to apply the right algorithms and detect specific threats.

We define the following values for the endpoint sources:

Value

Description

Web Browsers

requests coming from all Browsers (mobile or desktop) on websites or APIs

Mobile Apps

requests coming from native mobile apps (iOS, Android) on APIs

APIs

automated requests coming from machine/scripts on APIs

We currently propose the following endpoint types:

Name

Description

Examples

HTTP methods

General

Website accessed by a browser, either desktop or mobile.

domain.com/

All

Login

Login, account creation or forgot password forms.

domain.com/login
domain.com/signup
domain.com/forget

All

Forms

All URLs with forms, could be password forms, troubleshooting forms etc. Except the Account Creation form.

domain.com/contact
domain.com/report
domain.com/comments

All

Account Creation

All URLs related to the account creation on a website/app

domain.com/signup,
domain.com/account/signup

All

Cart

All URLs related to the basket in e-commerce website

domain.com/cart,
domain.com/add-to-cart

All

Payment

All URLs related to the payment processing on e-commerce website/app

domain.com/payment,
domain.com/checkout

All

RSS

RSS/Atom feeds fetched by a desktop application or an online aggregator.

domain.com/feed.json
domain.com/rss.xml

All

2 - How to manage endpoints?

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Deleted endpoint visualization

If you just deleted an endpoint, you will be still able to see it in the analytics screens of the dashboard since this endpoint matches traffic during the last 30-days. After the 30-days, the corresponding deleted endpoint won't appear anymore on the analytics screens.

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Default endpoint

By default, one endpoint is pre-set in your account: “Web (default)”.
The endpoint “Web (default)” cannot be reordered or deleted.

Go to Management > Endpoints

A list of endpoints connected to your account is displayed.
The endpoint rules follow the top-down execution method.

Admin view

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Editor view

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Protection status legend

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Roles & actions

Role

Add

Edit

Reorder

Activate/deactivate protection

Activate/deactivate detection

Admin

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Editor

Viewer

3 - How to analyze traffic?

The percentage of traffic is indicated for each endpoint. It includes normal users & bots and is calculated for the last 20 minutes.

You can analyze the endpoint’s traffic by clicking on Actions > View Traffic Details to display the following information:

  • An overview of the last 24 hours with the number of requests, URLs and IPs, the top 2 IP owners, and the top 3 UA.
  • The last 100 requests.

You can also analyze through the "Explore" view (Read more about the Explore view.

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